Decorative Serger Class:

Beyond the Basics 

with Jo Ann

When: Monday June 25th, 2018
Start Time: Arrive at 8:45 am to set up, class will start at 9:00 am and end at about 3:00 pm 
Location: Springfield Store

Cost: $40

Minimum: 1 student

Maximum: 6 students

Supplies: listed below

Age Range: all ages


What to expect.......

In this class we will work with threads other than standard serger cone thread in the loopersWe will be exploring other stitch techniques and applications both practical and decorative as well as working with different fabrics to expand your comfort zone.

Please feel free to bring a snack & covered beverage.

Any show & tell is welcome, even challenging questions, this can help all of us!

My goal is for you to experience some new, fun & challenging techniques to expand your comfort zone and begin to think outside the box by learning new things and exploring new areas to achieve success with any project you take on.

Looking forward to seeing each of you and exploring, so let’s have some fun and create!


What to do before class......

Please be sure your serger is in good working order before class.

Also, you will need to be comfortable threading your serger for a four thread and three thread balanced overlock stitch.  In addition, you should be comfortale setting up for a 2 or 3 thread rolled hem depending on your machine functions.



  • 4 cones of serger thread, neutral/light colors
  • any decorative thread you may have (if you do not have any, Jo Ann will bring a variety with her)
  • Serger with all accessories, owners manual and threading chart (if included with machine)
  • Scissors for trimming
  • Pen/pencil for notes
  • Cone thread holder if you have one (not required)


Please contact Shawn's Sewing Center for registration and payment information. 417-885-1242

*Payment will be due at the time of sign up. Payment and registration must be done before the class starts. In store payment must be made during Shawn's Sewing Center's operating hours (Mon-Fri 9:30 to 5:30, Sat 9:30 to 3:00). Credit card payments can be made online through email or over the phone, but check and cash payments must be made in store.